If you’ve followed my vSphere performance data blog series you probably have noted that I used InfluxDB as the database for storing the performance data.
With over 4 months of performance data in the InfluxDB I’ve picked up some gotcha’s along the way (there’s probably more lying around which I’ve not come over yet).
In this blog post I’ll outline what I’ve learned so far
(Save) Disk space
One of them is of course, and this is an obvious one, the amount of data and the corresponding disk space needed to store it.
Although InfluxDB is very good at compressing your data and saving a lot of space doing that it depends on you to do the right choices on how you write your data.… continue reading